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American Public Transportation Association

 Human Resources Committee

Committee Overview

The Human Resources Committee and its subcommittees provide a forum which promotes leadership, innovation, collaboration, and information sharing among public transportation professionals at all levels. Committee members identify specialized programs and services in the areas of workforce development, labor relations, and higher education to build the support that is needed to make the transit industry successful.

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Committee Bylaws

2017 Work P​lan​ (please note that this document will be updated as events/activities/webinars are scheduled)

Human Resources Committee and Subcommittee Details

The Human Resources Committee works to assist its members with their roles as effective change agents and strategic business leaders within APTA's member organizations. The committee make-up represents a wide diversity of APTA members, expertise, interests and successes.

The Human Resources committee has three active subcommittees - higher education, labor relations, and workforce development. In collaboration with our members, industry experts and industry partners, the Human Resources committee and subcommittees sponsor workshops, professional development programs, webinars (online seminars), and special events at APTA's conferences and throughout the year. These events, plus the development of new industry resources, initiatives, and resources further advance the industry needs for shared lessons learned, success stories, best practices and proven results.

Subcommittees Overview

APTA's Workforce Development subcommittee addresses the broad sets of needs and challenges facing our industry. Highlights include:

  • developing resources that promote transit specific career development programs at all levels
  • educating youth and students about our industry
  • attracting, recruiting, and developing our workforce
  • organizational development/change management needs
  • succession planning models and practices; and the sharing of best practices.

APTA's Labor Relations subcommittee addresses the challenges and successes to develop healthy and successful working relationships and partnerships with labor unions; to developing collaborative educational and career development programs with labor; to identify and share best practices that lead to successful contract negotiations.

The Higher Education subcommittee is focused on the role of colleges, universities, trade and technical schools, and specialized institutes in addressing the academic and development needs of the public transportation industry. The members explore and identify opportunities to develop new, visionary, and innovative learning, skill building, training, and other professional development opportunities for the future.

Members are encouraged to contact the subcommittee Chairs, Vice Chairs or APTA staff advisors for further information.

How We Operate:

For further information on the governance of the Human Resources Committee and subcommittees, please consult the staff advisor.​​​

Additional Resources:

Workforce Development page


 Committee Contacts


Committee Chair

Paul J. Larrousse
telephone (848) 932-6641

Staff Advisors

Joseph Niegoski (Committee & Labor Relations Subc.)
telephone (202) 496-4870

Lindsey Robertson
(Committee & Workforce Development Subc.)
telephone (202) 496-4818

Brandon Roccio (Higher Education Subc.)
telephone (202) 496-4859

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